A "larger than life" chess set will attract crowds and bring a new dimension to any recreation area or garden. Mini-giant chess sets are eye-catching but are also designed to be played. The pieces are made from a strong and durable PVC material that is UV protected and completely waterproof.
Note that these sets are considerably smaller (1 foot high King) than our other giant versions and are best suited to more modest areas such as a conservatory or small patio garden. The pieces are NOT able to be taken apart and weighted.
For each pair of pieces shown in the picture above, the Rolly Mini Giant Chess pieces are on the right; the Garden Games Mini Giant Chess pieces are on the left.
Pictured to the left is the Rolly Mini Giant Chess set on a purpose built patio board.
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This German made Chess set by Rolly is rather nicer looking and the plastic is noticeably thicker than the Garden Games Mini Giant Chess Set that we also sell; the pieces are less likely to get squashed if they are badly treated or someone stands on them.
Great for children from 4 years old and up.
Rolly also make a matching Mini Giant Draughts Set.
To compare the various sizes and styles of Giant & Mini Giant Chess sets, see our Giant Chess Comparison page.
Rolly make a lawn-friendly board to go with the set on this page - 150cm (5 feet) square.
Rolly Mini-Giant Chess set (without board)
Rolly Mini-Giant Lawn-friendly Chequerboard
Many people opt to create a permanent board on hard ground. You can use patio tiles, or paving slabs or just paint squares on clear ground. For these Mini Giant Chess sets, squares of around 150-300mm square are recommended (ideally 200-250mm but the 2 pictures above show a patio with squares 150mm and that works fine). See our Chess board painting FAQ for more info.